12 Days of Christmas


Ilike to be a bit festive during the Christmas season, so because it is 12 days before Christmas I am going to post a "Christmassy" fly everyday til Christmas. Some will be my own creations others will be variations of common and not so common patterns. Some may actually catch fish others won't. You will have to decide that.


DAY ONE:


On the first day of Christmas a fly fisherman gave to me.
  A Gingerbread Blingnobyl!!!

Gingerbread Blingnobyl


The Original Blingnobyl Ant is a Fly Fish Food fly that can be found here.


Gingerbread Blingnobyl
HOOK: TMC 5263 size 4
THREAD: UTC 140 - Tan
BODY: 2mm Tan Craft or Glitter Foam glued to 2mm White Glitter Foam
UNDERWING: Cactus Chenille - Med. - Brown
LEGS: Brown Medium Rubber Legs
INDICATOR: 2mm Craft Foam - Red - 1/8" Wide
INDICATOR: 2mm Craft Foam - Green - 1/8" Wide

DAY TWO:

Oh Candy Cane Midge, Oh Candy Cane Midge, 
                                                                       How lovely are the trouts you catch...


Candy Cane Midge

Candy Cane Midge
HOOK: TMC 2487 size 16
THREAD: UTC 70 - White
RIB: Ultra Wire - SM - Red


DAY THREE:

You better watch out, You better not cry,
Better not pout, I'm telling you why,
Copper John is coming to town!!!


Copper John


Christmas Copper John
HOOK: TMC 5262 size 12
BEAD: 1/8" Chartreuse
WEIGHT: .020 Lead Wire
THREAD: UTC 70 - Red
TAIL: Goose Biots - Red
ABDOMEN: Ultra Wire - Brassie - Chartreuse and Red
WINGCASE: Holo-Tinsel - Red - Med.
Thinskin - Black
Thorax: Peacock Herl
Other Clear Cure Goo - Thick and a coat of Clear Cure Goo Hydro


To find Fishbait's Fly Box tutorial of the Copper John go here.

DAY FOUR:

Eggy Bells, Eggy Bells,
It's Fishmas time at the river.
Ring-a-ling, Hear them ring,
Soon it will be Fishmas day.

Eggy Bells


Eggy Bells
HOOK: TMC 2547 size 6
THREAD: G.S.P. 100 - White
EGGS: McFlyfoam - Yellow
Small Bell tied down with Monofilament

You know how I mentioned that some of these flies probably aren't fishable - Eggy Bells falls in this category. But, still a fun festive fly.

DAY FIVE:

Christmas, the Chironomid was a jolly happy bug...

Christmas Chironomid

Christmas Chironomid
HOOK: TMC 2302 size 12
BEADS: 2 - 3/32" - White
THREAD: UTC 70 - Red
GILLS: Ostrich Herl - Red
BUTT: Holo-Tinsel - Med - Red
RIB: Flashabou - Red
BODY: Holo-Tinsel - Med - Chartreuse
Coat butt, body and beads with Clear Cure Goo Thick then coat with Clear Cure Goo Hydro.

DAY SIX:

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!!!


Snowflake Humpy

Snowflake Humpy
HOOK: TMC 100
THREAD: UTC 70 - Red
TAIL: Calf Body Hair - White
WINGS: Calf Body Hair - White
UNDERBODY: Floss - Blue
HUMP: Loco Foam - Mother of Pearl
HACKLE: Grizzly Saddle - Sized to hook


DAY SEVEN:


Rudolf the Rednosed Baitfish 
                                                              had a very shiny nose!!!

Rudolf the Rednosed Baitfish

The Complex Twist technique can be found demonstrated by Fly Fish Food here.

Rudolf the Red-Nosed Baitfish
HOOK: TMC 5263 size 4
BEAD: 5/32" - Red
THREAD: UTC 140 - White
WEIGHT: .020 Lead Wire
BODY: Craft Hair - White cut in fourths and put in a dubbing, Polar Chenille - Root Beer
TAIL/OVERBODY: Rabbit Zonker Strip - Gold Variant
COLLAR: Ice Dub - Red
NOTE:: Body is tied in with the Complex Twist technique.


DAY EIGHT:


Lightbulb Caddis, Lightbulb Caddis, 
                                                          Lighting all the way !!!

Lightbulb Caddis

Lightbulb Caddis


DAY NINE:


Chesnuts roasting on an open fire, 
                             Mistletoe Booby nipping at a 
                                                      Cutthroats nose!!!


Mistletoe Booby

Mistletoe Booby
HOOK: TMC 3761 size 10
HEAD: 5/32" Foam Cylinder
THREAD: UTC 140 - Red
BODY: Estaz Chenille - Chartreuse
WING: Marabou Fibers - Chartreuse


DAY TEN:


I'm dreaming of a White Christmas,
                                                 With every Santabuster that I tie.!!!


Santabuster

Santabuster
HOOK: TMC 5263 size 4
HEAD: Cone - White- Large
THREAD: UTC 140 - Red
RIB: Ultra Wire - Br. - Red
BODY: Sparkle Braid - Pearl
TAIL/OVERBODY: Rabbit Zonker Strip - Red
COLLAR: Rabbit Zonker Strip - Red


To see Fishbait's Fly Box's demonstration of the Slumpbuster which is a Santabuster go here.

DAY ELEVEN:


Pine Cones and Holly Beetles
Popcorn for you apples for me...

Holly Beetle

Holly Beetle
HOOK: TMC 2457 size 8
THREAD: UTC 140 - Chartreuse
OVERBODY: Loco Foam - Chartreuse
UNDERBODY: UV Ice Dub - Red

DAY TWELVE:


MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND TOO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!!!
Holy Night Maholo

Holy Night Maholo
HOOK: TMC 3761 size 12
BEAD: 1/8" - Gold
WEIGHT: .020 Lead Wire
THREAD: UTC 70 - Red
TAIL: Pheasant Tail Fibers - Red
RIB: Ultra Wire - Br - Red
ABDOMEN: Holo Tinsel- Green
WING CASE: Mirage Tinsel - Green - Lrg.
THORAX: Semperfli - Red Ice Dubbing
LEGS: Pheasant Tail Fibers - Red

This is just a Christmas flavored Maholo Nymph. Fishbait's Fly Box tutorial of the Maholo Nymph can be found here.

Merry Christmas!!!

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